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by derekoss
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Ignition Questions - Breakdown!
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Ignition Questions - Breakdown!

I use the Velleman K2543 kit. Two in an ali box.
Takes five minutes to change from one system to the other and if you leave the condenser in the distributer albeit disconnected then you have three options !
All for thirty quid !
Derek
by derekoss
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Other 4 Wheeled Reliants
Topic: kitten
Replies: 15
Views: 605

kitten

The Kitten register (Brain Marshall) will send you in the right direction for ball joints. I bought two pairs easily.

Derek
by derekoss
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Oil pumps
Replies: 16
Views: 327

Oil pumps

If all the above is basically correct then they are offering a pump which has integrated in the casting a higher rated PRV. A PRV is not a pump ! It can't be described as a "high pressure pump" Not sure how a change from say 60 psi to 80 or even 100 psi could effect gaskets and seals. If they can't ...
by derekoss
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Oil pumps
Replies: 16
Views: 327

Oil pumps

I think they may mean higher volume. Assuming nothing else changes (bearing renewal etc.) two pumps the same size and quality will achieve pretty much the same pressure at any given rpm. A higher volume pump would mean a higher pressure at the same rpm. IF below the opening pressure of the relief va...
by derekoss
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Rear hub bearings
Replies: 23
Views: 697

Rear hub bearings

I don't know what the problem is. New bearings on the halfshafts and a few hours (certainly no more that four!) will set that axle up for 100k miles and more. A shot of a good quality (not synthetic or high temp) once a year is all that's required. It's my experience industry wise that sealed bearin...
by derekoss
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Rear axle hubs
Replies: 15
Views: 706

Rear axle hubs

Hi, you mentioned the gasaxe ! The secret with that on tapers of any kind is lots of heat fast. It's important to heat the hub from both sides if possible with a burner or super heating nozzle. The idea is to get heat into the hub before it transfers to the shaft. Applying a number 2 welding nozzle ...
by derekoss
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: Heating question - domestic
Replies: 30
Views: 1062

Heating question - domestic

As per Petrolbob I have had issues with the operating rod on the valves. Meant removing every one and cleaning the rod. It appeared to have a ring of some gummy stuff !

Also check your pump as most have three speeds selected with a switch.

Derek
by derekoss
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex block: get it decked?
Replies: 12
Views: 608

Essex block: get it decked?

Have that area sand blasted, metal sprayed then very carefully smooth the area flush and flat with the rest. I tend to use diamond sharpening "stones" now.

Derek
by derekoss
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: ATTEMPTED SCAM on my SST TODAY
Replies: 18
Views: 1610

ATTEMPTED SCAM on my SST TODAY

Is there any protection offered by (after agreeing terms) putting it on Ebay as a "buy it now" with the purchaser paying by Paypal ?

Derek
by derekoss
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Engine - autobox problem
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Engine - autobox problem

Hi, you'd be better to take the seal (and renew it anyway) from the front of the gearbox. Then have a good look with a torch for any damage. Fit the torque convertor without the seal rotating all the time to make sure it goes follow home. i.e. the drive dogs on the torque convertor engage properly. ...
by derekoss
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Front brake operation
Replies: 22
Views: 1359

Front brake operation

The solution to no engine vacuum is, well, a vacuum cleaner. Don't ask how I know !!

Derek
by derekoss
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Re:Greetings!!
Replies: 17
Views: 1836

Re:Greetings!!

The four speed box Peter refers to is the A4LD. Used in various forms in the Ford Explorer among others.
Stuff easy to find. Lots of kits on American Ebay. Oregon Transmissions supplied all my stuff including new torque converter. Albeit sent to the hotel I was staying in.

Derek
by derekoss
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Gell Coat repairs
Replies: 18
Views: 1352

Gell Coat repairs

I use Wests epoxy with the slow hardner (fast when colder) Plenty of time to spread and flow with no smell.

Derek
by derekoss
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Power steering hydraulic pipe threads
Replies: 8
Views: 674

Power steering hydraulic pipe threads

Just check but looking at mine the side where the flared connections enter is not machined. Doesn't even look square to the nuts.

Derek
by derekoss
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Fuel hose
Replies: 32
Views: 2836

Fuel hose

Fit PTFE and be done with it !

Derek

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